3 Obstacles in the Social Security Disability Benefit Claims Process

May 1st, 2014

There are millions of Americans who depend on Social Security Disability benefits as their primary source of income. Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability process is often complex and difficult to maneuver through, considering the many obstacles and roadblocks that can come during the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) review of a case.

Managing Partner for the law firm of HensonFuerst, Attorney David Henson, regularly contributes to a publication for motorcycle enthusiasts called Behind Barz and recently wrote an article that discusses the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In the piece, he covers three major hurdles that many applicants must overcome during the application process.

Documents and Deadlines

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the claimant will be required to submit both medical and work records, along with any other documentation of their condition, to be examined by the SSA. Deciphering what documents are necessary and when they must be submitted can be an arduous task, unless you are experienced in navigating the Social Security Disability system.

Appeals

The SSA reports an estimated 60 percent of initial disability claims are denied. A majority of these claims are overturned in the appeals process though. Again, knowing how and when to file an appeal can be complicated unless you have been through the processes before.

Time

David Henson explains that, on average, a case can take up to two years from start to finish, making staying strong, committed, and focused to seeing the claim through during that time vital.

HensonFuerst and their team of North Carolina personal injury lawyers believe having an attorney by your side during the disability claims process can drastically increase the odds of having your claim approved. That’s why the firm is here to help if you are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits or have a claim that was denied in the past. Call us today at (866) 777-1170 or fill out a free consultation form to speak with one of our team members!